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The IEU represents principals and teachers holding comparable positions, such as directors of studies in ELICOS colleges.

The Union conducts regular meetings of principals to ensure we are able to vigorously and accurately represent your views and meet your particular needs.

For any questions regarding the Principals Branch of the Union, contact IEU Principals Branch Organiser Pam Smith via

Your workplace news

  • IEU advice for ELICOS members

    The current COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented public health emergency, causing great destruction and disruption to all areas of life. This is especially so in the post secondary college sector, including English, Business and VET colleges.

    08 Apr 2020
  • IEUA writes to Minister for Education Dan Tehan - 6 April

    Chris Watt, Federal Secretary of the Independent Education Union of Australia, has written to the Minister for Education on behalf of all IEUA branches, regarding the recent JobKeeper announcements.

    08 Apr 2020
  • Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on JobKeeper wage subsidy

    The ACTU has worked with the Attorney General over several days proposing changes to draft legislation to enact the JobKeeper payments.

    07 Apr 2020
  • Suggested alternative duties for non-teaching staff

    The IEU has prepared a document of suggestions for alternative duties for Teacher's Aides (CSAs, LSOs, LSAs) Specialist Teachers, and other Support Staff in order to ensure continuity of employment during the online/remote working period. Note: these are suggestions only, there may well be other contextual needs for your school.

    07 Apr 2020
  • Jobs saved - and now for lives

    Are all teachers’ jobs in the early childhood sector saved under the numerous changes that were announced last week? Or in the blitz of new announcements and funding of services, will some early childhood teachers and educators be out of a job by next week?

    06 Apr 2020